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Tours

The Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program offers free tours guided by English-speaking volunteers, and also provides maps and other information for travelers wishing to follow a self-guided tour.

Volunteer Guided Tours

Our English-speaking guides, local to Narita, will get you safely to and from the airport and help ensure you experience the warmth and hospitality of Japan. Tours can usually be customized to match your interests and budget. Simply tell us which optional activities you wish to do, along with any other requests, when you arrive at our reception counter.

  • TOUR 1

    Get a Full Japanese Cultural Experience at Narita-san Shinsho-ji Temple

    • Food
    • History & Culture
    • Omotesando Street
    • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
    • Famous Unagi Cuisine Restaurant

    Travel back in time as you explore the rows of inns, handicraft shops and restaurants leading to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. Take part in traditional Japanese tea ceremony and savor delicious ...

    Time Required: 3 hours

    Minimum Budget: 500 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
    • Omotesando Street

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 2

    Enjoy Home-style Japanese Cuisine & Relive Japan Aviation History

    • Food
    • History & Culture
    • Family
    • Museum
    • Shisho Shrine
    • Restaurant Fu-Wa-Ri
    • Museum of Aeronautical Sciences

    Eat home-style Japanese food to your heart’s content, climb in the cockpit at the Museum of Aeronautical Sciences, and enjoy strawberries in season, all on this tour of Shibayama Town. ...

    Time Required: 3 hours

    Minimum Budget: 2,000 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Restaurant Fu-Wa-Ri
    • Shisho Shrine

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 3

    Enjoy Japan’s Countryside in Tako Town

    • Food
    • Outdoor
    • History & Culture
    • Electric Bicycle Rental
    • Nichihon-ji Temple
    • Shiraishi Confectionary

    Walk or cycle through idyllic rice fields to a quiet out-of-the-way temple, a former school for monks. Afterwards enjoy a riverside lunch made with locally-grown rice. This tour can be ...

    Time Required: 3 hours

    Minimum Budget: 600 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Pastoral Landscape
    • Nichihon-ji Temple

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 4

    Cosplay in an Edo Period Reproduction in Sakae Town

    • Outdoor
    • History & Culture
    • Family
    • Cosplay no Yakata
    • Boso no Mura Theme Park
    • Italian Restaurant Yume-Terrace

    Chiba Prefectural Boso no Mura theme park recreates the atmosphere of late-Edo Japan with authentic shops, houses, and other buildings. Enjoy this time-travel even more by dressing up as a ...

    Time Required: 3 hours

    Minimum Budget: 1,600 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Boso no Mura Theme Park

    Tour Details

Self-Guided Tours

Get directions and maps to each destination, and enjoy at your own pace.
Visit the Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program counter 9:00–17:00.

  • TOUR 5

    Shop for Local Saké & Other Fermented Products in Kozaki Town

    • History & Culture
    • Shopping
    • Kozaki Shrine
    • Roadside Station Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki
    • Tone River Stroll

    Traditional fermentation methods and culture are alive and well in Kozaki Town, which has been a center for products such as saké, miso and soy sauce since the Edo Period. ...

    Time Required: 3 hours

    Minimum Budget: 9000 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Roadside Station Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki
    • Kozaki Shrine

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 6

    Shisui Premium Outlets Shopping

    • Shopping
    • Shisui Premium Outlets
    • Shisui Premium Outlets
    • Shisui Premium Outlets

    With 180 international and Japanese brand stores, this is the top destination for shopping and fine dining for travelers using Narita Airport. Shuttle buses run regularly to and from the ...

    Time Required: 2.5 hours

    Minimum Budget: 700 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Shisui Premium Outlets

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 7

    Choose from 170 Specialty Stores at the Giant AEON Mall Narita

    • Shopping
    • AEON Mall Narita
    • AEON Mall Narita_YAMATO

    AEON Mall Narita is conveniently located close to Narita Airport and Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and is a good place to buy some souvenirs. Stock up on popular green tea sweets, ...

    Time Required: 3 hours

    Minimum Budget: 500 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • AEON Mall Narita

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 8

    Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

    • Museum
    • Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
    • Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

    The museum’s collection extends from works by well-known artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, and Picasso to 20th century American artists such as Rothko and Pollock. The expansive garden with ponds, ...

    Time Required: Minimum 2.5 hours

    Minimum Budget: 2,300 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 9

    MEGA Don Quijote, Japan’s Biggest Discount Store

    • Shopping
    • MEGA Don Quijote
    • MEGA Don Quijote
    • MEGA Don Quijote

    This giant store can be your one-stop shopping destination for just about anything and everything. Open 24 hours, with multi-lingual staff available. Credit cards & Alipay accepted. Hotel/Airport/Overseas shipping available.

    Time Required: Minimum 2.5 hours

    Minimum Budget: 500 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • MEGA Don Quijote

    Tour Details

Bus Tours

These bus tours are a hassle-free way to visit several top destinations around Narita Airport and enjoy memorable Japanese cultural experiences. You only pay for the bus and driver; a local English-speaking volunteer guide accompanies you at no extra cost. Each tour also includes an authentic Japanese bento lunch.

The Sawara tour runs Tues., Wed., Thurs., and the Shibayama tour runs Fri., Sat., Sun.

  • TOUR 10

    Sawara Bus Tour: Giant Festival Floats, Traditional Food Culture & Edo History

    • Food
    • History & Culture
    • Shopping
    • Family
    • Museum
    • Boso no Mura Theme Park
    • Roadside Station Hakko-no- Sato Kozaki
    • Suigo Sawara

    This full-day bus tour is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and takes you to three towns in the vicinity of Narita Airport: Sawara, Sakae and Kozaki. In Sawara you'll ...

    Time Required: 6 hours

    Minimum Budget: 3,500 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Boso no Mura Theme Park
    • Roadside Station Hakko-no-Sato Kozaki
    • Suigo Sawara Dashi Kaikan and Stroll Along the Streets of Sawara

    Tour Details

  • TOUR 11

    Shibayama Bus Tour: History, Terracotta Figures, & Lunch by the Kuriyama River

    • Food
    • History & Culture
    • Shopping
    • Family
    • Museum
    • Shibayama Nioson Temple
    • Tako Ajisai-kan Roadside Station
    • Boso no Mura Theme Park

    This full-day bus tour is offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and takes you to three towns in the vicinity of Narita Airport: Tako, Shibayama and Sakae. Tako is especially ...

    Time Required: 6 hours

    Minimum Budget: 3,500 yen

    Tour Highlights:

    • Boso no Mura Theme Park
    • Tako Ajisai-kan Roadside Station
    • Shibayama Nioson Temple

    Tour Details

Terms and Conditions

Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program Terms and Conditions
Revised June 2018

  1. This program is for those who have spare time during a layover at Narita Airport or when staying at a hotel in the Narita area.
  2. Tour participants must be eligible to enter Japan. You will need to go through Immigration and Customs in order to join a tour, and we accept no liability for issues that arise therein.
  3. Please ensure you have sufficient time to participate. Tour participants are solely responsible for their schedule and being on time for their flight. All listed times are approximate, and unforeseen delays can occur due to traffic conditions, weather, unexpected problems or other causes. If you have a flight departing on the day of your tour, please ensure that you return to Narita Airport at least two hours before your scheduled departure time.
  4. All tours are intended to guide non-Japanese travelers who are changing planes at Narita Airport (either domestic or international flights) or who are staying in the Narita area.
  5. Guides are volunteers. They may not necessarily have expert knowledge on the tourist spots you are visiting.
  6. Tours are free of charge; however, participants are responsible for all personal expenses, including transportation costs and entrance fees, during the tour. Tipping the tour guides is not necessary.
  7. Please have Japanese yen with you to cover any costs during the tour.
  8. Due to the limited number of volunteer guides available, there is no guarantee that a Volunteer Guided Tour can be provided to all participants desiring one. In other cases, we may ask that you join a tour with other participants.
  9. Booking a tour does not absolutely guarantee that the requested tour can be given. Unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to bad weather, may require us to cancel the tour or ask that you participate in a different tour.
  10. All the Volunteer Guided Tours are walking tours. Please let us know in advance if you are pregnant or not feeling well. Participation in the tour should be decided at your own responsibility. Should you feel unwell in any way during the tour, please inform the tour guide immediately.
  11. Participation in a Volunteer Guided Tour is limited to once per day.
  12. Please follow the instructions of the guide during the tour.
  13. If you become separated from the guide during the tour, please check the information map and return to the airport reception desk by the scheduled time. Those who have means to contact the reception desk should let them know as soon as possible.
  14. Volunteer guides will accompany you until you are back at the airport, arriving no later than 2pm regardless of tour start time. For participants on Tour 1 (“Get a Full Japanese Cultural Experience at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple”), if your flight leaves after 5pm or does not leave that day, and you wish to have more time in Narita, you may optionally choose to continue exploring on your own past 2pm. If you choose to do so, be confident you can get back to the airport without a guide. Under no circumstances will Narita International Airport Corporation or Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program, including Volunteer Guides, be responsible for missed flights or accidents occurring either during or after a Volunteer Guided Tour.
  15. If you have large suitcases or other bulky luggage, please store them in one of Narita Airport’s coin-operated lockers or at a luggage storage counter at your expense.
  16. Please note that we may take photos during the tour for use in promotional material or posting to our Facebook page or other social media. If you do not wish to appear in any photos, please let us know before leaving on your tour.
  17. You are free to do shopping during guided tours. However, please be mindful of the restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) of over 100 ml in carry-on luggage, and restrictions on bringing agricultural produce into another country. Be sure to keep these things in mind when making purchases, as you are responsible for all purchased items. Weight limits for items that can be carried with you onto the aircraft may differ from airline to airline. An excess baggage fee may be levied if the weight limit is exceeded, so make sure to check with your airline for details.
  18. Narita International Airport Corporation and Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program shall not be responsible or liable for any misunderstandings, accidents, damages, bodily harm or costs incurred for any reason, directly or indirectly, while participating on a Volunteer Guided Tour or Self-Guided Tour with this program, regardless of whether the rules outlined in these Terms and Conditions are followed.